Dr David Hillson is The Risk Doctor, an international risk management consultant who leads The Risk Doctor Partnership (www.risk-doctor.com). Having worked in over fifty countries and published eleven major books and more than 100 journal papers and articles on risk, David is recognized globally as a leading thinker and expert practitioner in risk management. He has developed a wide range of innovations in the way risk is understood and managed, many of which have been adopted as standard practice. He is in high demand globally as a keynote speaker on risk, where his talks blend thought-leadership with practical application, presented in an accessible style that combines clarity with humour.

David Hillson’s work has been recognized by a wide range of  professional organizations, notably the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the UK Association for Project Management (APM), both of which have elected him as an Honorary Fellow to mark his work in the risk field. The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) awarded him a fellowship and named him the first IRM “Risk Personality of the Year” in 2010. Dr Hillson was elected a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to contribute to its Risk Commission, and he is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He has also been invited to advise on strategic risk at national leadership level for several nations facing radical change.

David can be contacted at [email protected]
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Risk management culture, risk appetite, risk attitude
Opportunity management within the risk process
Risk perception
Risk management maturity